Canolfan UCHELDRE Centre

Canolfan UCHELDRE Centre

Courtyard beside the Ucheldre Kitchen
Courtyard beside the Ucheldre Kitchen
Canolfan UCHELDRE Centre
Centre for the performing and visual arts in Anglesey, North Wales

Diary — Drama

Drama at the Ucheldre Centre includes plays performed by touring companies, workshops, one-person shows, and local community drama. These most often take place in the main hall, but there is also an outdoor amphitheatre beside the Centre.


Broadcast RSC Live: Julius Caesar
Wednesday 26 April7pm

Julius Caesar


The Royal Shakespeare Company marks 2000 years since the death of Ovid, with their Rome season, leading with four of Shakespeare’s most political and bloody plays, set in and around ancient Rome.

Directed by Angus Jackson (Oppenheimer and Don Quixote), Julius Caesar starts the series with Shakespeare’s epic political tragedy, as the race to claim the empire spirals out of control. Andrew Woodall (Wendy and Peter Pan) is Julius Caesar with James Corrigan as Mark Anthony, Martin Hutson as Cassius and Alex Waldmann as Brutus in this the first of the RSCs Rome.


Running time to be confirmed
£10, £8 concessions/gostyngiadau, £3 children/plant
Broadcast NT Live: Obsession
Thursday 11 May7pm

National Theatre Live Broadcast

Obsession (15)



Jude Law (The Young Pope, Closer, The Talented Mr Ripley) stars in the stage production of Obsession, broadcast live from the Barbican Theatre in London. Ivo van Hove (NT Live: A View from the Bridge, Hedda Gabler) directs this new stage adaptation of Luchino Visconti’s 1943 film.

  At a road side restaurant Gino, a handsome drifter, encounters husband and wife, Giuseppe and Giovanna. Irresistibly attracted to each other, Gino and Giovanna begin a fiery affair and plot to murder her husband. But, in this chilling tale of passion and destruction, the crime only serves to tear them apart.


2hrs
£10, £8 concessions/gostyngiadau, £3 children/plant
Broadcast NT Live:
Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf
Thursday 18 May7pm
Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf

Imelda Staunton (Gypsy, Vera Drake, the Harry Potter films), Conleth Hill (Game Of Thrones, The Producers), Luke Treadaway (A Street Cat Named Bob, The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time, The Hollow Crown) and Imogen Poots (A Long Way Down, Jane Eyre) shine in James Macdonald’s “blistering” (FT) production of Edward Albee’s landmark play.

In the early hours of the morning on the campus of an American college, Martha, much to her husband George’s displeasure, has invited the new professor and his wife to their home for some after-party drinks. As the alcohol flows and dawn approaches, the young couple are drawn into George and Martha’s toxic games until the evening reaches its climax in a moment of devastating truth-telling.


£10, £8 concessions/gostyngiadau, £3 children/plant
Broadcast RSC Live: Antony & Cleopatra
Wednesday 24 May7pm

RSC Live:

Antony & Cleopatra

This is the second in the RSC’s Rome Season which showcases four of Shakespeare’s most political and bloody plays, set in and around ancient Rome.


Following the assassination of Julius Caesar and his own rise to power, Mark Anthony chooses a life of self-indulgence with Cleopatra, Queen of Eqypt. Distracted he lets go the reins of military power and the lovers come to their tragic end.  Directed by Iqbal Khan (Othello (2015) and Much Ado About Nothing (2012)) with Josette Simon taking on the role of Cleopatra (TV: Lewis Midsomer Murders and Death in Paradise. RSC: A Midsummer Night’s Dream (1999)) and Antony Byrne as Mark Anthony (TV: Jerico, Silent Witness RSC: Henry IV Parts I and II, Richard II).

Designed by Robert Innes Hopkins. all four plays in this season share a great creative team. This, together with a reconfiguration of the stage, will bring an added intimacy to what will be a brutal, bloody and thrilling programme.

For trailer see link

runnning time to be confirmed
£10, £8 concessions/gostyngiadau, £3 children/plant
Drama PROPS Theatre Workshops:
Monday 29 May - Friday 2 June10am - 4pm
daily

Spoonful of Music

Workshops for children  and young people aged 7 and over preparing for a show to be staged on Saturday 3 June.  Explore the magical world of MUSICAL THEATRE. Props Theatre School gives young people the opportunity to experience the excitement, creativity and enjoyment found through drama.  PROPS is open to anyone with an interest in drama, acting, singing and the theatre. Students can access as much as they want to from all that PROPS has to offer.


30hrs
£5 per day (Props/Anvil members Free)
Drama A Spoonful of Musical Theatre

Saturday 3 June3pm

A Spoonful of Musical Theatre

A production by PROPS Theatre School at the culmination of their week-long workshops here at the Ucheldre Centre


2hrs
£5, £4 concessions/gostyngiadau, £3 children/plant
Broadcast NT Live: Peter Pan
Saturday 10 June2pm & 6pm

Peter Pan

All children, except one, grow up…

When Peter Pan, leader of the Lost Boys, loses his shadow, headstrong Wendy helps him to reattach it. In return, she is invited to Neverland, where Tinker Bell the fairy, Tiger Lily and the vengeful Captain Hook await. A riot of magic, music and make-believe ensues.

 

Captured live at the National Theatre, a recorded performance of JM Barrie’s much-loved tale delights us this summer. For children and adults alike, Sally Cookson (NT Live: Jane Eyre) directs this wondrously inventive production, a co-production with Bristol Old Vic theatre.

★★★★★ ‘Spellbindingly imaginative. A dazzling production.’ Radio Times

To see a YouTube clip please click here

2hrs 50 incl intervals
There are two performances of this play 2pm & 6pm
£10, £8 concessions/gostyngiadau, £3 children/plant
Broadcast NT Live: Salomé
Thursday 22 June7pm

Salomé (15)

The story has been told before, but never like this. An occupied desert nation. A radical from the wilderness on hunger strike. A girl whose mysterious dance will change the course of the world.

This charged retelling, broadcast live from the stage of the National Theatre, turns the infamous biblical tale on its head, placing the girl we call Salomé at the centre of a revolution.


£10, £8 concessions/gostyngiadau, £3 children/plant

Concert hall
Outdoor sculpture